Deyjah Harris is sharing how she feels after her father, T.I.'s, controversial comments about her virginity. In the latest episode of T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle, the rapper's 18-year-old daughter gets candid about how "uncomfortable" she feels being around her dad after he shared personal information about her and her gynecology visits last November.
"Things are completely uncomfortable for me right now," Deyjah says in a clip from the show, adding that she can't remove herself from her father since they're all living together. "I’m scrolling on Twitter and I see I’ve been tagged in a post. The only word I saw was ‘gynecologist.’ I didn’t even need to read the whole title 'cause I just knew. My heart sank," she explains. "[I'm] very shocked, hurt, angry, embarrassed."
When asked by her cousins if she's OK, she says she's "trying to put it in the back of my mind so I’m not really thinking about it. I know it’s not healthy. But I’ve been doing that since I was a child," as she starts to tear up.
While talking to the camera, she explains that she typically "doesn't handle problematic issues head on." "I tend to hope the issues just go away. I know it's not healthy, but I do it because it's easier," she adds.
As she explains to her cousins that her dad has gone to the gynecologist with her since she was 14, 15 years old, Deyjah says she feels T.I. treats her differently than his sons when it comes to the subject of sex and supervision.
"My dad even jokes with King about becoming a baby daddy. He would never joke like that with me," she notes. She also tells her cousins that this does make her look at her father differently. "This situation is just a little traumatizing for me."
In November, during a since-deleted episode of the podcast Ladies Like Us, the rapper said that he escorts Deyjah on "yearly trips to the gynecologist" in order to "check her hymen” and ensure she’s still a virgin.